Grow Groups at The River are small groups of believers and pre-believers who meet together on a regular basis.

The vision of Grow Groups is:

  • For the older in faith to disciple the younger.
  • For the purpose of iron sharpening iron,
  • And to provide a family atmosphere where each individual can know and be known, love and be loved.

If you would like to join a Grow Group, please click the button below.


Pathways is a three-week class with the sole purpose of helping newcomers to get to know The River a little better. Connect, Grow, Produce. These are the three elements that we believe are vital to becoming a growing and thriving member of the Body of Christ. Our Pathways class offers the information and experiences necessary to help you discover and develop your redemptive purpose.

CONNECT: This class is the basic introduction to our church family. Since we have members from many different church backgrounds, this class was designed to clearly explain who we are and what we believe. In this week, you will learn our heart, our Structure and our hope for you.

GROW: Life-giving habits result from the simple disciplines of establishing a plan of action, making those actions a priority, and involving other people in the process. The goal of this class is to outline the building blocks of spiritual growth necessary to develop spiritual maturity and stay passionately in love with Jesus.

PRODUCE: We believe that EVERY member has been uniquely gifted and called and that each member can become fitly joined to the body of Christ by serving in the areas of their gifting and calling. This segment of study is focused on helping new members define that gift and call and to introduce the ministry opportunities available at The River. Serving is often where we find ourselves the most fulfilled and it is also when we are the most like Christ.


Paula Bishop
Children’s Ministry
Lindsay Williams
Cleaning Ministry
Cindy Teagarden
Tina Gang
Events Coordinator
Lindsay Bishop
Greeter Ministry
Dick Evans
Hands of the River
Lindsay Bishop
Healing Ministry
Mike & Cindy Teagarden
Helps Ministry
Dave Kiner
Jim Lipka
Media & Sound Ministry
Jim Gang
Men’s Ministry
Paul Bishop
Don & Christine Gallagan
Prison Ministry
Tim & Ginger Reed
Bill & Barb Letner
Praise Team
Paula Bishop
Prayer Team
Paula Bishop
Small Group Coordinators
Jim & Tina Gang
Dick & Jeannette Evans
Mike & Cindy Teagarden
Sports Coordinator
Kenny Hurst
Ushering Team
Jim Lipka
Bob Hosler
Women’s Ministry
Jeri Kiner
Young Adults
Mark & Stephanie Howes
Dave & Jeri Kiner
Rod & Debbie Williams
Rocky and Penni Robbins
Jack & Betsy Schumacher


The subject of water baptism in the scriptures is probably one of the most studied, yet the least understood of all the doctrines of the New Testament Church. We modern day Christians tend to complicate the simple in order to impress others. The goal of this booklet is to simplify the concept of baptism so that anyone who is thirsty for a relationship with Jesus Christ would be able to follow and obey what He has commanded.


If you would like to have your baby dedication, please complete the signup at the button below.